FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2015
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AUSTIN, TX — Today Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa was sworn in as President Pro Tempore as the 84th Legislative Session officially began. Senator Hinojosa was nominated by his Senate colleagues. Senators Judith Zaffirini, Jane Nelson, Kevin Eltife, John Whitmire, and Carlos Uresti spoke in support of Senator Hinojosa and highlighted his personal and professional accomplishments. Senator Hinojosa then delivered an acceptance speech after he was unanimously elected President Pro Tem.
"It is an honor to be the President Prop Tem this session and is an exciting experience. Working together with my Senate colleagues is a privilege as we work to address the critical issues facing our state. Our objective is to work towards making Texas a better place to live for all our families," stated Senator Hinojosa.
According to the Senate Rules, at the beginning of each Legislative Session, the Senate shall elect one of its members President Pro Tempore who shall serve as the Presiding Officer of the Senate in case of the Lt. Governor's absence or disability.